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Cemex Ventures, Hilti open Construction Startup Competition

Sources: Hilti North America, Plano, Texas; CP staff

“You are the missing piece” is the theme of a worldwide competition for new entities or business plan proposals addressing five areas of construction value chain opportunity: Smart and sustainable cities and buildings; digital solutions for project and jobsite management; supply chain management; innovative materials or methods; and, optimization of productivity, efficiency and quality in daily project management.

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Keystone Hardscapes integrates Mid-Atlantic mainstay CST

Sources: Quikrete Cos., Atlanta; CP staff

Keystone Hardscapes is embracing the outdoor space needs of Mid-Atlantic homeowners, contractors, developers, architects, designers and landscape material distributors by bringing New Jersey-based CST under its umbrella. Recognized for high-quality pavers, segmental retaining wall units and related products, CST gains award-winning design innovation, a deeper offering and robust marketing expertise as part of Keystone Hardscapes.

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Lehigh issues first EPD based on Cement Product Category Rule 2.0

Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff

Lehigh Cement has published the industry's first Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) utilizing the new North American Product Category Rule (PCR) for Portland, Blended, Masonry, Mortar, and Stucco Cements. The latter document enables Lehigh and fellow Portland Cement Association and Cement Association of Canada members to tailor EPD to sustainability and green building practitioners' increasingly robust transparency standards.

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Clark Pacific, Wells Concrete team on turnkey building envelope venture

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff

Major architectural and structural precast producers Clark Pacific and Wells Concrete have entered a partnership to support nationwide availability of Infinite Facade, a prefabricated concrete panel and glazing solution the former company unveiled in 2019. 

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Report questions 90-minute discharge window in ASTM C94

Sources: Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

Findings in a new RMC Research & Education Foundation report, "Impact of Extended Time to Discharge on Concrete Durability and Performance," support reexamination of the 90-minute delivery threshold in ASTM C94, Standard Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete. 

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